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The Billion Dollar Reference – March 14, 2019

Showtime Series Billions Uses the Dynamic Duo of Ovi and Nicky as an Analogy in Their Upcoming Season

by Taryn Bray | | March 13, 2019

When you start to be incorporated into television shows, you’re probably doing something right – as is the case with Capitals stars Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom.

Tuesday night while appearing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, actor Damian Lewis who stars in the Showtime series Billions, previewed the upcoming season with a short clip.

In that clip? He uses an Ovechkin/Backstrom reference as an analogy during argument with a co-worker. You can watch the video below (clip starts at 7:23).

Backstrom has assisted Ovechkin on 247 goals and it’s no secret the pair is one of the most prolific scoring duos the sport has ever seen, so using them as a way to convey a point is smart by the writers of the show.

The dynamic duo made their on-ice debut together in 2007 when Backstrom signed an entry-level contract.

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Damian Lewis Returns to US TV & We Can’t Get Enough of His New Character’s Name – July 9, 2015

Homeland’s Nicholas Brody is a thing of the past…

by Ellie Walker-Arnott – RadioTimes – July 9, 2015

Source: Showtime

Former Homeland actor Damian Lewis is back on US TV, after marine-turned-terrorist-turned-CIA agent Nicholas Brody met a gruesome end back in 2013.

The 44-year-old is the star of a new Showtime drama called Billions. It’s about finance, money and a “suspect trading pattern” which kicks off a government investigation. Paul Giamatti stars as an incredibly angry US Attorney. There’s a lot of staring, glaring and people walking in slow motion.

And we are already 100% on board with the series, mainly because Lewis’ new character has the best name ever: Bobby Axelrod. It’s the sort of name you want to say over and over. Bobby Axelrod, Bobby Axelrod, Bobby Axelrod.

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